I still feel a little hesitant to accept a typical masala film: Nawazuddin

Vastavam web: Nawazuddin Siddiqui is trying to strike a fine balance between commercial and indie cinema, but the actor says he still feels a little hesitant to accept a typical masala film as it often fails to provide scope for performance.Despite being a part of several commercial hits such as “Badlapur”, “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” and “Raees”, the 43-year-old actor says it is his small-budget films that give him a kick to explore various sides to him as an artiste.”The kind of films I do, might be difficult to understand but they have a lot of scope to perform, which I enjoy the most,” Nawaz tells PTI.
The actor’s recent outing “Babumoshai Bandookbaaz” has done decent business at the box office and the actor says he never thought the film would receive positive feedback since it had “adult” content.”The film had a limited budget and the content was also adult so we were scared whether or not people will come to theatres to watch it.”Babumoshai Bandookbaaz”, however, was unable to impress the film critics, who disapproved of its content but Nawazuddin says what matters the most to him is the reception by the audience.
“Nowadays any critic can bash a film in whichever way they want to. Everyone knows that they would only criticise. What would I do with four stars if no one turns up for my film? So, what the audience thinks is the most important thing,” he says.Nawaz is known to speak his mind be it his take on nepotism or his remarks on the existence of racism in Bollywood — he has time and again proved that he is one fearless star in the industry.”You should always express what you feel and never be afraid of putting up your opinions, no matter how difficult the situation gets. And I think I have earned this place where I can express my views if I feel something is wrong.”